Posted by Fullcouch on January 11, 2012, 6:00pm
Chicago-style politics seems to have drifted south/south-east. Not only the dead can dance, the dead can vote.
AP / WLTX – The director of South Carolina’s Department of Motor Vehicles has told the State Law Enforcement Division that more than 900 people who were recorded as having voted were actually dead.
DMV Director Kevin Shwedo told legislators about the issue Wednesday as the U.S. Justice Department questions a new state law requiring people to show photographic identification when they vote in person.
In response, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson asked SLED to review the evidence.
“Director Shwedo’s research has revealed evidence that over nine hundred deceased people appear to have ‘voted’ in recent elections in South Carolina,” said Wilson in a statement. “This is an alarming number, and clearly necessitates an investigation into potential criminal activity. I have asked SLED Chief Keel to review Director Shwedo’s research.”
Shwedo analyzed more than 230,000 records on people without state driver’s licenses or identification cards. He found state Election Commission data included 30,000 dead people. He said the records involving 900 dead people were turned over to SLED to investigate.
Shwedo said the records also included more than 91,000 people who now appear to live in other states.
When asked, Shwedo did not have the specific dates of the elections the records included.